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It is a test of the Heart

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 I know also, my God, that You test the heart and delight in uprightness and integrity. 1 Chronicles 29:17 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

Many times a trial is a test.

It is a test of our faith in the providence of our Heavenly Beloved. A test to see if we trust Him in His word, promise , unto us. It is a test of our maturity, not for Jehovahs sake but for ours. It reveals where we need to work more, either by ourselves, or in harmony with the Holy Spirit or to work at completely surrendering unto Jehovah- which is an act of faith.

Many times I have cried out to my Beloved and asked Him why this was happening to me. Why are you refusing to Help me? It was only later that He revealed to me that it was a test.

Sometimes I passed and was ready for Him to mature me in the next step to becoming a mature child of His.

Sometimes I failed and would have to relearn the lessons He was teaching me. He was not angry with me but encouraging me and patient with me.

So, when you are experiencing a trial, tribulation or deep agony have faith that there is a Divine purpose for it and you will come through it with His amazing providence.

As well you will become every closer unto Him through this process.

“For God to explain a trial would be to destroy its purpose, calling forth simple faith and implicit obedience.” — Alfred Edersheim

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah El Roi. You are the God who sees who see my life from beginning until my entrance into Heavens gate. Thank you that through the tests You have allowed to come my way, You have blessed me with coming ever closer in our loving relationship. I praise You in the name of He with whom I desire to walk close with in our Heavenly home Jesus Christ. Amen.

May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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Tutorship from Above

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But the wisdom from above is first pure [morally and spiritually undefiled], then peace-loving [courteous, considerate], gentle, reasonable [and willing to listen], full of compassion and good fruits. It is unwavering, without [self-righteous] hypocrisy [and self-serving guile]. James 3:17 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

We Christians are all teachers to the dark world.

We do not have to attend some university to become Christs teachers. We have to sit at the masters feet and listen to Him.

First He must teach us to be moral because without this we are no different than those stumbling to Hell in the darkness.

Then we must learn to be spiritually in harmony with our Beloved wise Teachers.

After that we must learn to be courteous (do not shove Christ down anyone’s throat. If they reject Him we must accept that.)

We need to consider where they are in life without putting ourselves above them (one way some do this is by pitying others while feeling superior to them ).

We must be patient and gentle with them (while being firm when necessary, do not allow anyone to walk all over you. Jesus never did so why should you?).

It is necessary to be reasonable with others while being uncompromising in Christs teachings.

Sometimes they are not mature enough to understand what we are trying to teach them. Sometimes there is a cultural difference.

We must be compassionate with others because we all have our battle scars and battles we are enduring at the present. That does not mean we are to be a crutch for them but rather be someone they can pour out their hurt and anger to as we share the healing power of Christ with them.

This is not a week or month long endevour but one that will mean years of commitment towards them. It takes years for some fruit to be produced while at other time it only can take maybe a month.

I have heard many so called intellectually superiors discuss matters that leaves me looking at them and wondering what planet they are from. They are usually very arrogant and love to pump their egos up. They are some of the most pitiful creature ever encountered.

To receive Heavens tutorship from above you have to keep both feet planted firmly on the rock of Christ. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Praise You Jehovah Rabbi (God our Teacher) for being such a patient Teacher with this difficult student. Please bless me to reciprocate with those eager to learn about You as I reveal You to them.

Thank you for the never ending tutorship as You mold me to emulate the greatest teacher to ever bless this world, Your supreme astute Teacher Jesus Christ. I exalt The in the name of the greatest Teacher Jesus Christ. Amen

May Gods sunshine always bless you with brightening your day with His love, joy and peace. Joseph a son of Jehovah


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The Best Teaching Manual Ever.  

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 New International Version

Here’s the book that answers all you questions.

You have a question about life?

This book answers all your questions. About friends, marriage, raising children, investing, health, anger, sadness, worry. You name it and this book has the answers. It’s called of course, the Bible.

Any event that you need guidance for, may I suggest you look it up in a Bible concordance, the answer is there. My personal favorite is biblegateway.com.

A wise investment is spending time reading this book every day, I prefer first thing in the morning. Then, just talk to God like He is your best friend and confidante, which He is. When He answers your question, thank Him for it and obey His divine instruction. He will never lead you wrong. It may not be what you want to hear, but it is what is best.

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 New International Version

It will guide you through your dark days.

Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalms 119:105 New International Version

Prayer: Thank you Holy Spirit Rabbi (Holy Spirit my teacher) for being so patient and wise in teaching me the wisdom on the best instruction manual for life, Gods own word. I give thanks in the name of the best teacher Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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He was Leading Me.

This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says, “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit (benefit), Who leads you in the way that you should go.”Isaiah 48:17 Holy  Bible Amplified Version

Through out my walk with Christ I never knew where He was leading me. Most times I thought He was leading me here, all the while He was leading me someplace completely different to do things I never dreamed of (and a lot of times never even heard of).

For example: I thought He was leading me to the big city to go to a certain school so that when I graduated I would have a high paying job.After graduation I never did get a job in that vocation.

Through baby steps He guided me to schools to learn natural medicine (which I have been using quite successfully for over thirty five years now). As well through volunteer work in a hospital He taught me a lot about caring for those who were sick or injured.

These two fields held me in good steed in the next step of His choice in my life.

It has taken decades but now even though most times I do not know where He is guiding or what service He intends for me to accomplish, I have complete confidence in His Divine leadership.

“I know not the way God leads me, but well do I know my Guide.” Martin Luther

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rohi ( Jesus is our Divine Shepherd ) for being so patient, kind, strong and wise in leading this difficult sheep with in Your Divine flock. I exalt You in the name of the nest Sheppard of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Jehovah Will Take You to a Place.

So He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord was passing by, and a great and powerful wind was tearing out the mountains and breaking the rocks in pieces before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind, [there was] an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake, [there was] a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire, [there was] the sound of a gentle blowing. When Elijah heard the sound, he wrapped his face in his mantle (cloak) and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a soft voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts (armies), because the sons of Israel have abandoned (broken) Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I, only I, am left; and they seek to take away my life.” 1 Kings 19:11-14 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

Mount Horeb was also called Mount Zion which is where Moses spoke with Jehovah.

Jehovah will take you to a place where there is no distraction.

Elijah was sheltered from Jehovahs destructive power and then Jehovah spoke with him in a soft gentle voice.

When Jehovah desires to speak with you it will not be yelling and screaming but in a soft gentle voice.

Jehovah knew why Elijah was there just as He knew why Adam and Eve were hiding from Him. He wanted Elijah to pour out his frustrations and pity party to Him. He wants you to do the same with Him. He will not pamper you nor scold you. He will remind you of all the blessing He has given you and will strengthen and encourage you.

At least that is what happens with me. He always guides me to a quiet place in nature and we can spend hours going through verse after verse through the Bible, sometimes for hours, sometimes for days on end until His point is made. By the completion I am left being at peace, strengthened, joyous and appreciative of all my Beloved has done for me, is doing for me and will be doing for me.

Elijah was arrogant in believing he was the only prophet left even though he was told otherwise earlier. He was taking credit for what Jehovah did with alter and prophets of Baal. He had no faith in Jehovah’s protective power.

How many times has Jehovah done amazing things threw us and folks give us the credit? We do not correct them but bask in the glory and indeed feel ashamed to give Jehovah the glory because we feel we will be laughed at by the crowd.

How many times after a great victory do we experience a great crash? We run in fear as if the amazing accomplishment Jehovah has just done through us never occurred and we have zero faith in Him. It has happened to me many times. Afterwards there is a lot of shame.

But, when we repent Jehovah is quick to forgive us.

That does not give us carte blanch to continue to do this though, we must grow in our faith.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Kal El (voice of God) bless me to correct me when I become arrogant and thank you for being patient and comforting with me when I have a pity party. Thank you for Your gentle voice of encouragement, wisdom and strength and guidance in all of my life. I exalt You in the name of the most respectful King which I always try to emulate Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Grace is When

 Growing in grace they will still thrive and bear fruit and prosper in old age. Psalm 92:14 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Grace is not something we are born with. When someone does us wrong the natural inclination is to seek revenge.

It is only when we surrender all to Christ that He will send the Holy Spirit to burn that wicked trait out of you to be replaced by a heart of grace.

Now just as when you plant seeds today you do not harvest them tomorrow neither are you blessed with unlimited grace from the beginning. It take time to mature just like flowers.

For me, when someone crossed me I was very vengeful and cruel in getting my pound of flesh. It took an experience where the Lord told me to stand there and take the abuse without retribution. That was hard but through the power of the Holy Spirit successful.

It has taken me another eleven years and I am still working on it.

The Holy Spirit has brought me a long way since then and there is still a ways to go.

Oh, and by the way, do not think the wicked ones escaped punishment. Jehovah brought me to a place and told me to stand and watch.

I witnessed His justice and it was far more severe than anything I could have done.

There was no joy in my heart at seeing His justice handed out but fear. Fear, because, of what would happen to me if I angered the Lord.

Now sometimes we have to understand the others situation.

So perhaps a woman was abused by her dad and or brothers and she is cold towards you at school or work. You do not know why unless you are patient, gentle and loving with her or find a Christian woman to talk with her. Maybe it is a cultural thing or maybe there is problems in the others life. We need to be patient and with prayer ask Jehovah to open our eyes to the others situation and the proper course to take.

“Grace is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back.” Unknown

Prayer: Please my Beloved Heavenly father Jehovah Heseh (God is love) bless me to always emulate You and expand a loving heart in my life so as to bring the lost unto You and so as to please You. I sincerely request this in the name of the most loving best friend who has shown me His love all the way to the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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One of the Amazing Things.

 Only pay attention and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your grandchildren [impressing these things on their mind and penetrating their heart with these truths]. Deuteronomy 4:9 Holy Bible Amplified Version

One of the amazing things in researching my ancestry is how much of myself I see in my distant relatives like a generational repetition. As well I can see the ugly side of my ancestors in my family. It is important to understand that yes many of our positive and negative traits have been passed on by our ancestors.

All hope is lost for our fathers addictions shall be passed on to me, you say.

We need to understand the past but not to allow it to dictate our present or future. Joseph a son of Jehovah

No, not at all.

Because, when we accept Christ as our Savior, He will send the Holy Spirit to remould you into a beautiful child of Jehovah. It is a slow process that takes decades but is well worth it because in the course of your remoulding you will be blessed with a deep love, admiration, respect and awe of the Holy Spirits power, the Power of Christ and of course the power of Jehovah. An added benefit is that your transformation will be an encouraging testimony to others who have addictions and bad dispositions.

“Though no one can go back and make a new beginning – anyone can start from now and make a brand new end.” Carl Brand

It is important to share with your children and grandchildren the big and small of your walk with Jehovah to make Him real to them. It is good if you can insert Bible verses into the conversation because that teaches the younger generation the the Bible is the word of God and our guidebook to life.

Instead of wasting time in malls or with computers or with the idiot box (TV) take time to find a safe quiet place to go for a walk with your children and grandchildren in nature (because that is Gods Cathedral) and share with them your walk. Be patient with them and answer their questions honestly and with grace.

It will not bring everyone to Christ but even one is a precious treasure unto Him.

We need to share with the younger generation our walk with Christ so they can see Him for being real and not a fairy tale such as the world deceitfully professes. Joseph a son of Jehovah

Prayer: Please Jesus Pryyand (God is my friend) bless me with opportunities to share You with others as You shared Yourself with others so as to bring them into Your Holy family since I have no family to share the amazing bountiful blessings You have bestowed upon me during our walk together lo these many many years. I humbly request this in You my big brothers name. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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I Lose but I Win

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord Isaiah 1:18 Holy Bible Amplified Version

Every time I have gotten into debate with Jehovah I lose but I win.

I debate with Him my wants, many times even using Bible scripture to back up my point of view. He gently but persistently uses different Bible scriptures to see things in a completely different way.

I lose my fleshly desires but win in obediently surrendering unto His will which is the best for me.

As well I am blessed with new insight into my Beloved and a new way of looking at things.

The reward for this is bringing me into a deeper loving relationship with my Heavenly Beloved.

As well He shows me the rewards for being obedient both spiritually and materially that far surpass my fleshly desires. To the world this is foolishness, stupid and down right insane. To those of us who walk close with Christ it makes perfect sense.

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Rabbi (God our Teacher) for blessing me with being so patient with me when I am stubborn and slow to grasp what You are trying to teach me. Thank You that when I submit unto Your wise guidance it is always for my best. I praise You in the name of the wisest Teacher Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day


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What is Humble and Gentle?

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Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2 New International Version.                                                                             

To be humble does not mean we are to allow ourselves to be societies doormats and allow them to walk all over us.                                                                                  

It also does not mean we are to belittle Jehovahs gifts to us (so say you have been blessed with great painting talents and someone compliments you on a piece of your artwork, instead of trying to say the work is not that good give credit to Jehovah for blessing you with this gift and share with others the commitment it take to be such a good painter).                                                                                                           

I know. I went through a time when others complimented my writing and I kept on giving credit to the Holy Spirit. Finally a Christian writer informed me that although it was obvious the Holy Spirit was directing my writing there was also some of me in the writing and that was a gift from God. To belittle that gift was an insult to Him. 

To be gentle is also a part of being patient.

 So, just as someone was gentle with us in teaching us to ride a bicycle so too are we to be gentle with those who are just beginning in their walk. That is for all aspects of life. Just think of the example you set when you encounter someone new at a job and you gently guide them into learning the ropes.  We are to bear each others burdens and sorrows so as to cement our Christian communities communion and to encourage others t join our holy family..                                                                    

Prayer: Please Jehovah Chanan (god is gracious) bless me with a gracious heart like Your most cherished son Jesus Christ. I meekly request this in His gracious name. .Amen.                                                                                                                   

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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It Is Not Popular.

Then you will know that I am the Lord, For they shall not be ashamed who wait for Me.” Isaiah 49:23 New King James Version

 

BE STILL

 

In todays world we are inundated with instant, instant internet, instant food, instant phone and tex messages but with
Christians we must learn to be patient, have faith and wait.  The Bible is, amongst other things, a history book. Look how long Abraham waited for a son, how long was Joseph a slave in Egypt, how long was Noah shut up in that stinking ark being tossed around before he was delivered, how long did Joshua serve under Moses before becoming a leader?
Therefore was as Christians we have to be patient and understand Jehovah works on His time in His way.
When I recount the times He has molded me it took on average three years and sometimes decades.
God works on His time, not ours. Joseph- Anthony: Green

Think of going to school You attend all year and take the final exam. If you pass you move on to grade three, if you fail you have not learned your lessons well enough and have to repeat (at least that is the logical, though not politically correct thing to do) because you are not ready for the material being taught in grade three.

Then, when we have passed the test we move on to the next level with our walk with Christ.

So too it is with us.

Read in your Bible how many times each of the above (except Noah) failed in their test and had to go through it all over again.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Adonai (God is sovereign) bless me with patience, perseverance and faith to accept Your work, in Your time as You bless me as You burn off the dross that prevents us from enjoying a loving intimate relationship and as You mold me into the child You desire me to be. I humbly request this in the name of He who waited over thirty years to complete His destiny on the cross Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.